I loved Granada so much I wanted to move there! Past Review

By (Spanish/Psychology/Law, University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse) for

CEA: Granada, Spain

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
totally.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I thought everything was necessary in having a great overall experience.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

it was great

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

vegetarian

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I loved everything!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

very, very safe

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Finances

* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? way too much
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? save as much money as you can prior to living. I am so incredibly broke right now, and living in very difficult.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 321
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

I spoke equal parts spanish and english while abroad. I spoke spanish every day.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • I loved everything!
* What could be improved?
  • there could have been more excursions
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? If you are social and wish to remove yourself from your comfort zone and experience greatness, Granada is for you!